||October 21, 1997
General Revision of Regulations Relating to Withholding of
Tax on Certain U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons &
Related Collection, Refunds, & Credits; Revision of Information
Reporting & Backup Withholding Regulations; & Removal of Regulations
Under Part 35a & of Certain Regulations Under Income Tax Treaties
[4830-01-u] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Parts 1, 31, 35a, 301, 502, 503, 509, 513, 514, 516, 517, 520, 521, and 602 [TD 8734] RIN 1545-AU43; 1545-AT77
TITLE: General Revision of Regulations Relating to Withholding of Tax on Certain U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons and Related Collection, Refunds, and Credits; Revision of Information Reporting and Backup Withholding Regulations; and Removal of Regulations Under Part 35a and of Certain Regulations Under Income Tax Treaties
AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.
ACTION: Final and temporary regulations.
SUMMARY: This document contains final regulations relating to the withholding of income tax under sections 1441, 1442, and 1443 on certain U.S. source income paid to foreign persons, the related tax deposit and reporting requirements under section 1461, and the related requirements governing collection, refunds, and credits of withheld amounts under sections 1461 through 1463 and sections 6402 and 6413. Additionally, this document contains final regulations relating to the statutory exemption under sections 871(h) and 881(c) for portfolio interest. This document removes temporary employment tax regulations under the Interest and Dividend Compliance Act of 1983 and amends existing regulations under sections 6041A and 6050N. This document finalizes changes to the proposed regulations contained in project number INTL-52-86, published on February 29, 1988, under sections 6041, 6042, 6044, 6045, and 6049. This document also finalizes proposed regulations contained in project number IA-33-95, published on December 21, 1995 , relating to the effective date of certain temporary employment tax regulations. This document finalizes related changes to the regulations under sections 163(f), 165(j), 3401, 3406, 6109, 6114, 6413, and 6724. This document removes certain regulations under income tax treaties.
EFFECTIVE DATES: These regulations are effective January 1, 1999, except the addition of 31.9999-0, the removal of 35a.9999-0T and the addition of 35a.9999-0, which are effective October 14, 1997.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lilo Hester or Teresa Burridge Hughes, telephone (202) 622-3840 (not a toll-free number), for questions on the regulations generally; Carl Cooper, telephone (202) 622-3840 (not a toll-free number), for questions on portfolio interest and qualified intermediary agreements; Renay France, telephone (202) 622-4940 (not a toll-free number), for questions on the regulations relating to chapter 61 of the Internal Revenue Code or section 3406.
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